Governance

APA is compliant with the following codes:

Charities Regulatory Authority www.charitiesregulatoryauthority.ie

The Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) is Ireland’s national statutory regulatory agency for charitable organisations. Ireland established the CRA on the 16th of October 2014 under the terms of the Charities Act 2009. It is an independent agency of the Department of Justice and Equality. APA registered with the CRA, in 2015 and was allocated the Registered Charity Number 20055547. After the initial registration, the CRA annually recieves audited accounts within ten months of the financial year-end (31st Oct). APA is fully compliant with all the requirements to date.

ICTR Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising http://apa.ie/compliance/fundraising-principles/logo_ictr

APA is compliant with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising since July 2015 and is identified on the ICTR website. As a signatory to the code, APA trains volunteers involved in fundraising on the code; has a Donor charter in place and welcomes feedback from any member of the public that has any issues in relation to fundraising through a number of different contact points identified on our website.

Dóchas Code of Corporate Governance http://apa.ie/compliance/dochas-code-conduct/code of corporate governance

The CGIA Dóchas Code of Corporate Governance for Development NGOs was developed in 2008 and pre-dates the subsequent codes, which have drawn from it. This code shares many of the same traits as the others. APA is in alignment with this code.

 

Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages http://apa.ie/compliance/dochas-code-conduct/

APA is a signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and MessagesImages and Messages since 2013. As a signatory to the code, APA has a responsibility to ensure all stakeholders – directors, staff, and volunteers – are aware of the code and compliant with it. Compliance monotoring reviews the code each year. Dóchas gathers the results of this review annually as required by the new monitoring system put in place from 2015.

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APA is actively working towards compliance with the following codes:

The Governance Code www.governancecode.ie

Ireland launched the Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in June 2012, pending the implementation of the Charities Act 2009. The aim of the code is to promote high standards of governance and transparency in the charity sector. APA started the adoption journey in order to comply with the code in April 2014. APA falls into the category of Organisation Type C and has utilised the relevant documentation for that organisation type. APA is listed as ‘on the adoption journey’ on the Governance Code website as there are a small number of outstanding activities still to be completed to achieve full compliance.